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Labor Archives and Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University

Few regions can rival the rich, lively labor history of the San Francisco Bay Area. This history is preserved in primary source and vintage history materials at the Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC). Founded in 1985 by trade union leaders, historians, labor activists and university administrators, the Labor Archives is a unit of the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.

The Labor Archives collection includes materials from the counties surrounding San Francisco Bay, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. More than 6,000 feet of primary source material is available for research. From the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, a wide scope of Bay Area labor activity is represented.

Many unions have made the Labor Archives the official repository for their historical records -- minutes, office correspondence, membership files, publications and contracts. Labor leaders, attorneys, arbitrators, and rank-and-file workers have donated their personal papers. Personal memorabilia, photographs, ephemera, and oral histories document the lives and stories of working men and women. Visual material, in addition to photographs, includes cartoons, banners, posters, prints, handbills, picket signs, and buttons.

Hours and Directions:
Monday - Friday, 1 - 5 PM, or by appointment.

Please call (415) 405-5571 at least two days in advance to arrange an appointment.

Email: larc@sfsu.edu

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californialightandsound 38
San Francisco (Calif.) 21
Labor unions--California--History 12
Audiocassettes 10
Oral histories 10
San Francisco Bay Area 7
American Federation of Teachers 5
Labor Archives and Research Center 5
San Francisco State College--Faculty--Political activity 5
Teachers' unions--California 5
California Faculty Association 4
Labor union members--California--San Francisco--Interviews 4
San Francisco State College--Faculty--Interviews 4
San Francisco State College--Student Strike, 1968-1969 4
Schwartz, Harvey 4
Stevedores--Labor unions--California--San Francisco 4
Student strikes--California--San Francisco 4
Women in the labor movement--California 4
Bakalinsky, Adah 3
Industrial Workers of the World 3
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 6 (San Francisco, Calif.) 3
Labor leaders--California 3
Labor leaders--California--Interviews 3
Political activists--California--San Francisco--Interviews 3
Agricultural laborers--California--1930-1940 2
Cannery workers--California 2
Carroll, Peter 2
Civil rights lawyers--California--Interviews 2
Communism--California 2
Communism--United States 2
Communist Trial, New York, N.Y., 1952-1953 2
Communist trials--New York (State) 2
Communists--California--Interviews 2
Folklore--United States 2
Folklorists--California--Interviews 2
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union 2
Labor lawyers--California--Interviews 2
Labor movement--California--History 2
Labor union leaders--California 2
Labor unions--California--San Francisco--History 2
Labor unions--United States--History 2
Longshoremen's Strike, San Francisco, Calif., 1934 2
Migrant labor--California--1930-1940 2
New York (N.Y.) 2
Women labor leaders--California--Interviews 2
World War, 1939-1945--California--San Francisco Bay Area 2
Abraham Lincoln Brigade 1
Agricultural laborers--California--San Joachin Valley 1
Agricultural laborers--California--Santa Clara Valley 1
Alexander, Red (Robert), 1916- 1
American League Against War and Fascism 1
Anderson, Carl T., 1926- 1
Arbitration, Industrial--California--History 1
Archives--California--San Francisco--History 1
Avalon-Carter Community Center (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1
Beck, Dave, 1894-1993 1
Bierman, A. K. (Arthur Kalmer), 1923- 1
Bonfield, Lynn A., 1939- 1
Brooklyn (N.Y.) 1
Brotsky, Allan 1
California Abortion Rights Action League 1
California CIO Council 1
California Federation for Civic Unity 1
California Labor School 1
California Nurses Association 1
California State Employees' Association 1
California Teachers Association 1
California. State Conciliation Service 1
Carquinez Strait (Calif.) 1
Clerks (Retail trade)--California--Labor unions 1
Communist Party of the United States of America 1
Communists--United States--Interviews 1
Community organization--California 1
Community organization--California--San Francisco 1
Crowley Maritime Corporation 1
Cuénod, Carol, 1929- 1
De Losada, Dorothy Elizabeth, 1921- 1
Employee screening --California 1
Filipino Americans--California--Interviews 1
Filipino Americans--Hawaii--Interviews 1
Flynn, Nikki Bridges 1
Folk singers--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Interviews 1
Goldberger, Jack, 1905-1988 1
Green, Terry, 1920- 1
Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913- 1
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America 1
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 921 (San Francisco, Calif.) 1
International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America 1
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 10 (San Francisco, Calif.) 1
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 34 (San Francisco, Calif.) 1
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Northern California District Council 1
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Research Department 1
International Typographical Union. Local 21 (San Francisco, Calif.) 1
Irish Americans--New York (State)--New York--Interviews 1
Journalists--Labor unions--California 1
Labor disputes--California--History 1
Labor laws and legislation--California 1
Labor leaders--California--San Francisco--Interviews 1
Labor movement--California--San Francisco--History 1
Labor movement--California--Vallejo--History 1
Labor movement--United States--History 1
Labor union members--California 1
Labor union members--California--Interviews 1
Labor union members--Hawaii--Interviews 1
Labor unions--Hawaii--History 1
Liebes, Richard, 1912- 1
Los Angeles (Calif.) 1
Lundeberg, Harry 1
Marine Cooks and Stewards 1
Marine Cooks and Stewards Union 1
Mediation and conciliation, Industrial--California 1
Medical personnel--California 1
Medical personnel--Labor unions--United States 1
Mexican American women--California--History 1
Migrant labor--California--San Joachin Valley 1
Migrant labor--California--Santa Clara Valley 1
Modern Times Bookstore Collective (San Francisco, Calif.) 1
National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. Local 51 1
National Welfare Rights Organization (U.S.) 1
Newspaper Guild of New York 1
Newspaper employees--Labor unions--California--San Francisco 1
Occupational training for women 1
Pacific Dry Dock Company 1
Peace and Freedom Party (Calif.) 1
Pile drivers--California--Interviews 1
Pile drivers--Labor unions--California 1
Piling (Civil engineering)--California--History 1
Piling (Civil engineering)--United States--History 1
Political activists--California--Interviews 1
Political participation--California 1
Political participation--California--San Francisco 1
Printing industry--California--San Francisco--History 1
Printing industry--Employees--Labor unions--California--San Francisco--History 1
Retail Store Employees Union. Local 373 1
Sailors' Union of the Pacific 1
San Diego (Calif.) 1
San Francisco Folk Music Club 1
San Francisco Labor Council 1
San Francisco State College--Faculty-- Interviews 1
San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center 1
San Francisco-Oakland Newspaper Guild 1
San Joachin Valley 1
Santa Clara Valley (Calif.) 1
Service Employees International Union 1
Service Employees International Union. Local 250 (San Francisco, Calif.) 1
Sex discrimination in employment 1
Shelley, John Francis 1
Shipbuilding industry--Employees--Labor unions--California 1
Shipbuilding--California--San Francisco Bay Area--History 1
Shipwrights, Joiners and Boat Builders. Local 1149 (San Francisco and Oakland, Calif.) 1
Shipwrights--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Interviews 1
Shipyards--California--San Francisco Bay Area--History 1
Socialists--United States--Interviews 1
Solomon, Eric, 1928- 1
Spain--History--Civil War, 1936-1939--Participation, American 1
Spain. Eje_rcito Popular de la Repu_blica. Abraham Lincoln Battalion 1
Stevedores--California--San Francisco--Interviews 1
Stevedores--Labor unions--Hawaii 1
Stewards--California--San Francisco--Interviews 1
Strikes and lockouts--Agricultural laborers--California 1
Strikes and lockouts--Cannery workers--California--Watsonville 1
Strikes and lockouts--Newspapers--California--San Francisco 1
Teachers' unions--California--History 1
Teachers--California--San Francisco--Interviews 1
Truck drivers--Labor unions--California--San Francisco 1
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Pile Drivers, Bridge, Wharf and Dock Builders. Local Union no. 34 1
United Educators of San Francisco 1
United Farm Workers 1
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 1
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
United States. Women's Bureau 1
Vallejo (Calif.) 1
Watsonville Canning Strike, Watsonville, Calif., 1985-1987 1
Willimantic (Conn.) 1
Women cannery workers--California--Watsonville 1
Women for Peace (San Francisco, Calif.) 1
Women labor union members--California--History 1
Women labor union members--California--San Francisco--Interviews 1
Women--Employment 1
Women--Employment--United States--History 1
Women--Employment--United States--History--20th century 1
World War, 1939-1945 1
World War, 1939-1945--California 1
World War, 1939-1945--War work--United States 1
World War, 1939-1945--Women--California 1
World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States--History 1
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Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veteran. Discusses growing up in a pioneer farming family in the Santa Clara Valley; agricultural and orchard work in the 1930s, including labor conditions for bindlestiffs and itinerant agricultural laborers; organizing cannery workers in Campbell. Discusses being recruited to go fight in the Spanish civil war as an Abraham Lincoln Brigade volunteer; attitudes toward "premature anti-fascists" when they returned...
Topics: californialightandsound, Agricultural laborers--California--Santa Clara Valley, Migrant...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Regional Director, Women's Bureau, Department of Labor (based in San Francisco), 1962-1996, except for two years in mid-1980s; recalls classes from Clark Kerr, UC Berkeley, and work for UC's Heller Committee for research in social economics; contains rich assessment of Women's Bureau leadership in Washington, D.C., 1960s-1970s, and in-depth coverage of own pioneering advocacy of non-traditional job training and placement for women, 1972-1996....
Topics: californialightandsound, Labor laws and legislation--California, Occupational training for women,...
Source: 10 Tapes of 10: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Business agent, Teamsters Local 921; worked as a "route man" delivering newspapers throughout the Bay Area during the 1930s and 1940s; describes the Teamsters' split from the San Francisco Labor Council in the late 1950s, as well as his impressions of Teamsters leaders Dave Beck and Jimmy Hoffa and his five decades as a San Francisco Teamsters leader. Collection Guide: Jack Goldberger Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bakalinsky, Adah, Goldberger, Jack, 1905-1988, Truck drivers--Labor...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Smith Act Defendant and Communist Party member discusses working-class childhood in Willimantic, Connecticut; her time with the party; and imprisonment as one of Smith Act defendants in 1951. Discusses the conditions of being jailed with the other female defendants, the strategy of their legal defense, and her feelings of the Communist Party USA's New York leadership going "underground" after the Smith Act arrests.Collection Guide:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Communism--California, Communism--United States, Communist trials--New...
Source: 17 Tapes of 17: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Retired in 1993 from Ship Clerks' Local 34, ILWU; reviews work-life and activism in Marine Cooks and Stewards, CIO, late 1940s-early 1950s; and in ILWU, 1955-1993; remembers waterfront screening, McCarthy period; recalls Jimmy Herman and racial integration of Local 34, early 1960s; led ILWU efforts to aid California farm workers' union movement, 1960s-1970s; Secretary-Treasurer, Northern California District Council, ILWU, 1982-1993; co-founded...
Topics: californialightandsound, Employee screening --California, Labor union members--California--San...
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Recordings of a Bay Area independent radio news program from 1984-1987 covering labor issues with a primary focus on California. Includes numerous interviews with local labor leaders regarding significant strikes and labor struggles such as the historic Latina-led Watsonville Cannery Strike, United Farm Workers' (UFW) "Wrath of Grapes" campaign, and the month-long SEIU Local 250 Kaiser healthcare workers strike.Rights: Copyrighted....
Topics: californialightandsound, Cannery workers--California, Labor union members--California, Labor...
Source: 27 Tapes of 27: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Activist and folk singer; describes her social work with poor and migrant farm workers, 1930s and 1940s; her time as a shipfitter during World War II; her longtime affiliations with the I.W.W., the California State Employees Association, the San Francisco Folk Music Club, and the Freedom Song Network; her career as a folk singer; and her life as a single mother, feminist, and committed leftist. Collection Guide: Faith Craig Petric Oral...
Topics: californialightandsound, Agricultural laborers--California--1930-1940, Folk...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Labor Archives program featuring Sherna Gluck and noted writer Tillie Olsen discussing changing work life of women due to WWII.Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
Topics: californialightandsound, Women--Employment--United States--History--20th century, World War,...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Labor Archives program featuring a conversation/ interview between noted author Jessica Mitford and artist Pele DeLappe. Close friends, the interview offers personal and humorous details regarding life in the Communist Party.Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Communists--California--Interviews, Labor Archives and Research Center
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Brotsky recounts his life as a Bay Area labor and civil rights attorney. The interview covers many major labor and political issues from the 1940s to the present. Topics include Brotsky's involvement with: UCAPAWA (1948 Stockton Strike), student activism at Columbia University, the Young Communist League, the National Lawyers Guild, his service during World War II, and as counsel for such unions as the United Auto Workers, United Electrical, the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Schwartz, Harvey, Brotsky, Allan, Labor lawyers--California--Interviews,...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Member, Pile Drivers Local 34; discusses childhood in Scotland and Denmark, arrival in U.S. in 1943, and working on the construction of the Carquinez Bridge; joined Pile Drivers Union when twenty-eight years old; lifelong Socialist; describes battle over Communists in the Union; retired in 1985.Collection Guide: Carl T. Anderson Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bakalinsky, Adah, Anderson, Carl T., 1926-, Piling (Civil...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Labor Archives program on the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies) featuring noted folklorist Archie Green, Hank McGuckin, and Joseph (Joe) Murphy.Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
Topics: californialightandsound, Folklore--United States, Folklorists--California--Interviews, Labor...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Official, Bay Area Newspaper Guild, 1952-1981; grew up in San Francisco and Palo Alto; joined Pile Drivers Local 34, 1941; worked as a reporter for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 1948-1958; worked as principal organizer of the Bay Area Newspaper Guild Local 52, 1949-1952; served as an officer for the Guild (including a stint as president), 1952-1981; elected at-large vice president of the California Labor Federation, 1963; gives his...
Topics: californialightandsound, Journalists--Labor unions--California, Labor...
Source: 15 Tapes of 15: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Selvin's parents immigrated from Russia to Tooele, Utah in 1909, drawn by family ties to the Jewish agricultural community which had settled in the central part of that state. Selvin's father maintained a store in predominately Mormon township of Tooele and also served as a senator in the Utah state legislature. David moved to California to attend college, receiving his undergraduate degree in Commerce and Master's in Labor Economics at the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Longshoremen's Strike, San Francisco, Calif., 1934, Labor union...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Union activist and official in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the California Faculty Association at San Francisco State since 1963, participant in the San Francisco State Strike of 1968-69; describes his own activities with the AFT before the strike, the role of strike activists, leaders and opponents in detail, assessed the strengths and weaknesses of the student and faculty strike movement, and the long-term effects of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco State College--Student Strike, 1968-1969, San Francisco...
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Member, Shipwrights Local 1149 and highly skilled boat builder by 1941; describes boat building in military, World War II; master boat builder for Pacific Dry Dock/Crowley Maritime in East Bay, 1950-1979; traces great changes in shipbuilding over time; master model ship builder whose replicas are widely known in maritime circles. Collection Guide: Red Alexander Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research...
Topics: californialightandsound, Alexander, Red (Robert), 1916-, Schwartz, Harvey,...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: San Francisco State University English professor and leader in the faculty strike of 1969; hired by SFSU in the fall of 1964; describes SFSU in the 1960s as a "liberal teacher's dream"; details his leadership of the SFSU faculty strike, its development, and its legacies. Collection Guide: Eric Solomon Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco...
Topics: californialightandsound, Carroll, Peter, Solomon, Eric, 1928-, San Francisco State College--Student...
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Longtime labor activist and consultant to unions in California and Hawaii; recalls U.C. Berkeley; labor organizing, 1930s; discusses career as Research Director, California CIO Council, late 1930s-late 1940s; represented International Fishermen & Allied Workers of America (IFAWA) and Marine Cooks and Stewards (MCS) at their CIO purge trials, 1950; consultant to ILWU specializing in employee benefit and union insurance plans; searching...
Topics: californialightandsound, Labor leaders--California, Labor movement--California--History, Labor...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: San Francisco State University professor and leader in the faculty strike of 1969; describes his role in organizing opposition to the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) in 1959-1960; faculty union organizing (American Federation of Teachers) at SFSU in 1952-1968; and offers a detailed look into his role as leader of the San Francisco State faculty strike. Collection Guide: Arthur K. Bierman Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted. Rights...
Topics: californialightandsound, Carroll, Peter, Bierman, A. K. (Arthur Kalmer), 1923-, San Francisco State...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Retired from Local 10, ILWU, 1993, after sixty years on the San Francisco waterfront; veteran of 1934 strike; remembers boxing days, early 1930s; longshore work, 1933; witnessing S.F. police shooting workers during 1934 strike, being arrested for own union activity in 1934, meeting Henry Schmidt, Local 10 pioneer, and Harry Lundeberg, SUP leader; SUP schooner sailor, World War II; and Relief Business Agent, Local 10, ILWU, 1960.Collection Guide:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Longshoremen's Strike, San Francisco, Calif., 1934, Labor union...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Retired as Librarian and Archivist, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Library, San Francisco, 1986; employed at ILWU for twenty-three years; insightful reflections on politically active mother, Left and communist politics in California during 1940s-1950s, California Labor School, and International Longshore and Warehouse Union; an archivist at Labor Archives, since 1992. Collection Guide: Carol Cuénod Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted....
Topics: californialightandsound, Schwartz, Harvey, Cuénod, Carol, 1929-,...
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Community activist, champion of underdogs and labor rights; professor, Social Work, San Francisco State University; describes posts with Avalon-Carver Community Center, Los Angeles; Center for Community Development, Fresno; and National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO), Washington, D.C.; Administrative Director, NWRO, 1967-1970; analyzes techniques of successful community organizing; recalls Cesar Chavez, Saul Alinsky, and George A. Wiley;...
Topics: californialightandsound, Community organization--California, Political...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Community organizer and activist; worked as research department secretary for the ILWU, 1947-1952; office secretary for the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians Local 51, 1958-1967; supervisor and convention coordinator for the National Lawyers Guild, 1960s; and community activist and organizer with a variety of San Francisco causes and organizations, including the California Nurses Association, Women for Peace, California...
Topics: californialightandsound, Community organization--California--San Francisco, Political...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note: Program ends at 00:13:19, followed by unrelated content beginning at 00:22:30Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: President, United Educators of San Francisco; officer, American Federation of Teachers; worked as a high school teacher for nearly thirty years at Lincoln and Lowell high schools; describes her involvement with school unions, 1955-1970, and her rise to become president of the United Educators of San Francisco in 1984; discusses her views on bilingual education,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Labor unions--California--San Francisco--History,...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Avelino "Abba" Ramos retired in 1997 after long career as ILWU activist, organizer, business agent, and International Representative; describes youth in Hawaii as son of Filipino sugar worker, coming of ILWU to Islands in 1940s, CIO organizing work in Hawaii, and career in California with Local 6, ILWU, 1962-1997, including rich exploration of the closing of the Colgate plant, East Bay, 1981; interview formed basis for an oral history...
Topics: californialightandsound, Filipino Americans--California--Interviews, Filipino...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Former agricultural worker; recalls killing of unionists by growers in Pixley, California, during 1933 Central Valley cotton strike; describes harsh living and working conditions of Central Valley's Mexican American cotton pickers, 1930s, and impact of mechanization, 1938-1941; employed as Richmond shipyard worker, World War II, then union molder, and finally International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers member with PG&E.Collection Guide:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Agricultural laborers--California--1930-1940, Agricultural...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: President, Bay Area Typographical Union (BATU) Local 21, 1969-1987; born in 1929, Olson moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 1939; worked on Treasure Island during World's Fair; joined ILWU in early 1940s; joined BATU Local 21 in 1951 and elected president in 1969; describes the anti-Hearst newspaper strike of 1968; San Rafael Independent Journal strike, ca. 1970s; the shrinking number of newspapers, 1970s-1980s; and the impact of new...
Topics: californialightandsound, Labor leaders--California--Interviews, Labor unions--California--History,...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Official, Warehouse Union Local 6, International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Interview focuses on friendship with Nikki Bridges Flynn, wife of ILWU leader Harry Bridges.Collection Guide: Dorothy Elizabeth 'Betty' de Losada Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bonfield, Lynn A., 1939-, De Losada, Dorothy Elizabeth, 1921-, Women labor...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Labor and academic people involved in the founding of the Labor Archives in 1985 including Sandra Cate (Labor Foundation), Robert W. Cherny (SFSU History Dept.), Joanne Euster (SFSU, Director of Libraries), Lawrence Ianni (SFSU administrator), David Jenkins (retired ILWU), David F. Selvin (retired Newspaper Guild, Labor Foundation member), and Eric Solomon (SFSU administrator).Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research...
Topics: californialightandsound, Labor movement--California--San Francisco--History,...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Central figure in labor movement of Vallejo, California, from World War II until retirement, 1968; organizer for Vallejo Plasterers Union, early 1930s to 1941; in 1941 revitalized Retail Store Employees Union Local 373 of Solano and Napa counties; led Local 373 for twenty-seven years; greatly expanded local's membership and influence while taking central role in civic affairs and Democratic Party politics. Collection Guide: Stanley Lathen Oral...
Topics: californialightandsound, Clerks (Retail trade)--California--Labor unions, Labor...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Labor Archives program featuring noted folklorist Archie Green discussing his life and his donation of a 1907 Wobbly Charter to LARC.Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
Topics: californialightandsound, Folklore--United States, Folklorists--California--Interviews, Industrial...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) research director; received a Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley in 1942; became staff member of the Labor Bureau and Building Service Employees International Union (later renamed the Service Employees International Union) beginning in 1943; describes his work with the War Labor Board during World War II, his four decades with the SEIU, and the first Kaiser strike in 1968. Collection Guide: Richard...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bakalinsky, Adah, Liebes, Richard, 1912-, Labor unions--United...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Irish nationalist, peace advocate, and organizer for Newspaper Guild in New York City; discusses Irish working class family life before World War II, co-founding chapter of the League against War and Fascism in high school, organizing for Guild in 1930s, Left politics, and his staff job with Hotel Workers Union, New York, after the war; ultimately settled in California. Collection Guide: Dan Mahoney Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted. Rights are...
Topics: californialightandsound, Irish Americans--New York (State)--New York--Interviews, Newspaper Guild...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Union and faculty-rights activist since early 1970s; originally a member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) local at San Francisco State, switched to California Faculty Association (CFA) in the late 1970s, involved in CFA victory over AFT in 1983, CFA president 1983-1988 and CFA Executive Board member 1985-1999; describes his involvement in the San Francisco State Strike, the evolution of faculty unionism at San Francisco State University,...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco State College--Student Strike, 1968-1969, San Francisco...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Employee, State Conciliation Service, 1948-1976; describes a variety of San Francisco strikes, including Machinists Union Local 68 in 1946, asparagus pickers in 1947-1948, and nurses and farmworkers in 1966; reflects on California Governor Reagan's administration, the effects of the Wagner Act, and his impressions of a variety of local labor leaders. Collection Guide: Tom Nicolopulos Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor...
Topics: californialightandsound, Arbitration, Industrial--California--History, Labor...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Member, ILWU Local 6 for thirty-four years; recalls student life at UC Berkeley and part-time waterfront work, 1938-1941; Left politics in East Bay, 1940s to early 1990s; serving as steward in Office and Professional Employees Union, CIO, 1945-1950; and activist career and work-life in Local 6, 1950-1984. Collection Guide: Terry Green Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard...
Topics: californialightandsound, Schwartz, Harvey, Green, Terry, 1920-, Labor union...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Labor Archives program featuring Norman Leonard, lead attorney for California Smith Act defendants who were prosecuted for their leadership role in the Communist Party..Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
Topics: californialightandsound, Communism--California, Communism--United States, Communist trials--New...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Call Number: Oral History Collection Description: Retired from Modern Times Bookstore Collective in 1996 after twenty-five years; discusses youth in Brooklyn, 1920s-1930s, early interest in cooperatives and anarchism, coming to California, 1944; helping establish Peace and Freedom Party in San Diego, 1967; and Modern Times Bookstore Collective in San Francisco, 1971; describes assisting victims of AIDS crisis, San Francisco, 1980s.Collection Guide: Jean Pauline Oral HistoryRights: Copyrighted....
Topics: californialightandsound, Political activists--California--San Francisco--Interviews, Modern Times...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette